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2013-04-13 ONU gets back to their winning ways with 6-3 victory over Indiana Wesleyan
Julian Kurz

Senior Julian Kurz, back from an injury, won both his No. 1 singles and doubles matches against Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday

ONU gets back to winning ways with 6-3 victory over Indiana Wesleyan

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — The No. 21-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s tennis team played for the first time in nine days against No. RV Indiana Wesleyan University at home. ONU had struggled lately, losing eight straight matches against tough opponents and battling through injuries. Against the 15-4 Wildcats, the Tigers responded with a 6-3 win.

In singles, the Tigers (4-10, 0-1) took four of six matches and controlled the match. The No. 10-ranked senior Julian Kurz (Stuttgart, Germany) won (6-2, 6-3). Diego Gonsalvez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) dominated his match and won (6-1, 7-5). Senior Camilo Giraldo (Medellin, Colombia) defeated Brandon Dubuque (6-2, 6-1), and Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) came from behind to win [3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7)].

The Tigers captured two points in doubles play. The No. 6-ranked team in ITA, Kurz and Gonsalvez, won 8-2. Giraldo and Landon Williams (Erie, Penn.) won 8-6.  

Head Coach Andy Gibbs commented, “It was a good bounce back win against a very solid Indiana Wesleyan team. We started off up 2-1 after doubles set us up well for singles. We continue to get closer to having our full line-up. This win could start to set us up and propel us as we prepare for the rest of our conference schedule and the conference tournament.”

ONU will be back in action at home against conference opponent Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 3:30 p.m.